Free safety Ronnie Lott has signed a three-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers worth about $2.3 million, making him the team's highest-paid defensive player.
Lott, 29, a six-time Pro Bowl selection in his seven years with the 49ers, made $460,000 last year."I'm very comfortable with the deal," he said after the signing Friday.
Lott said the deal makes him close to the top-paid defensive back in the National Football League. New England's Raymond Clayborn heads the list with a base salary of $875,000 for 1988.
Only Joe Montana at $1.1 million and Jerry Rice at $950,000 are expected to make more on the 49ers next season.
The 49ers said they have reached agreements with two other veteran free agents, wide receiver Derrick Crawford and linebacker Milt McColl.
That reduces their list of unsigned veterans to seven with training camp scheduled to start July 17 in Rocklin, Calif.
The team also has not signed its first five draft picks, including second-round selections Dan Stubbs and Pierce Holt.